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Patriotic Children’s Reads

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these books about the holiday, patriotism, the Revolutionary War, and the U.S.A.

Picture Books

Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck (2005) by Katie Clark
Grace for President (2008) by Kelly DiPucchio
My America (2021) by Karen Katz
Pie Is for Sharing (2018) by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard
Blue Sky White Stars (2017) by Sarvinder Naberhaus

Happy Birthday, America (2003) by Mary Pope Osborne
We Came to America (2016) by Faith Ringgold
Fourth of July Mice! (2004) by Bethany Roberts
John, Paul, George & Ben (2006) by Lane Smith
My Fourth of July (2019) by Jerry Spinelli

If I Were President (1999) by Catherine Stier
Eloise and the Big Parade (2007) by Lisa McClatchy
How to Bake an American Pie (2007) by Karma Wilson
Hats off for the Fourth of July! (2000) by Harriet Ziefert
How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. (2008) by Marjorie Priceman

Easy Readers

Let’s Go, Dear Dragon (2006) by Margaret Hillert
Lionel in the Summer (1998) by Stephen Krensky
Hooray for the 4th of July (2007) by Harriet Ziefert

Easy Nonfiction

America the Beautiful (2003) by Wendell Minor ; poem by Katharine Lee Bates
God Bless America (2002) by Irving Berlin
F Is For Flag (2002) by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
The Flag We Love (2006) by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Our Flag Was Still There: The True Story of Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner (2018) by Jessie Hartland

Juvenile Nonfiction

We the People: The Story of Our Constitution (2008) by Lynne Cheney
The Children’s Book of America (1998) by William J. Bennett
Paul Revere’s Ride: The Landlord’s Tale (2003) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
America Is (2002) by Louise Borden
Washington, D.C. : Our Nation’s Capital from A-Z (2018) by Alan Schroeder

Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag (2003) by Sarah L. Thomson
America: A Patriotic Primer (2002) by Lynne Cheney
Little Hands Celebrate America! : Learning about the U.S.A through Crafts & Activities (2012) by Jill Frankel Hauser
A Is for America (2001) by Devin Scillian
Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution (2008) by Laurie Halse Anderson

George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen From Both Sides (2004) by Rosalyn Schanzer
The Fourth of July Story (1995) by Alice Dalgliesh
Those Rebels, John and Tom (2012) by Barbara Kerley
Her Right Foot (2017) by Dave Eggers
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) by The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance

Biographies

A Picture Book of Samuel Adams (2005) by David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler
One Dead Spy: The Life, Times, and Last Words of Nathan Hale, America’s Most Famous Spy (2012) by Nathan Hale
They Called Her Molly Pitcher (2002) by Anne Rockwell
The Life of Paul Revere (2012) by Maria Nelson
Betsy Ross: American Patriot (2000) by Susan Martins Miller
Robert Smalls: The Boat Thief (2008) by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Juvenile Fiction

Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution (2012) by Avi
Liberty Porter, First Daughter series (2009-) by Julia DeVillers
Johnny Tremain: A Novel for Old & Young (1987) by Esther Forbes
Judy Moody Declares Independence (2005) by Megan McDonald
Liberty (2014) by Ellen Miles
Fireworks at the FBI (2006) by Ron Roy

CDs, DVDs, and Audiobooks

The Aurora County All-Stars (2007) by Deborah Wiles
Kids Celebrate America (2001) by Turn Up Music
Liberty’s Kids: The Complete Series (2013) by CBS
Patrick Henry: Quest for Freedom (2007) by American Animation Studios